(of a sail) in position and ready for trimming.
(of a yard) hoisted and ready to be fastened in position.
(of an upper mast) unfastened and ready for lowering.
Historical Examples

Her anchor was atrip, that is, the cable was hove short, showing that she was ready to sail at a moment’s notice.
Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou

As soon as the anchor was atrip, I rang the bell to go ahead.
Down South Oliver Optic

(postpositive) (nautical) (of an anchor) no longer caught on the bottom; tripped; aweigh


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